|In My Words…
|Includes money, possessions, opportunities available, your health and wellness, how others treat you, and the freedom to make your own decisions.
|Someone is in poverty when they are regularly unable to afford the goods and services needed to maintain an adequate standard of living. The US government determines a family’s poverty status by comparing the family’s annual income to predetermined thresholds that depend on the family’s size and composition.
|Social Safety Net
|Assistance programs that provide either cash assistance or in-kind benefits to individuals and families from any governmental entity.